Dorothy Shattuck grew up in Wisconsin. She was raised in a family that worked hard to put healthy food on the table. Her mother died when she was very young; her grandparents stepped in to help. They grew a garden. They raised chickens and cows. Her father and brother hunted rabbits and other game, and did all the cooking and the canning as well. They even made their own root beer and barrels of sauerkraut.
Now retired and inspired by a dear aunt who was a dedicated volunteer, Dorothy makes time to give back to the community. She has taught GED math classes at PSU, working with students who are on parole.
You’ll often see her nearly all day on Mondays helping manage the store. As a recently renewing member, she is meeting new friends and noticing big savings on her household food budget.
“We’re on a fixed income and we notice our savings are amazing.”
I used to shop at regular grocery stores weekly – now I go every two weeks. We’re eating healthier. It means more food prep time, but we’re eating a lot more fruits and vegetables.”
Dorothy calculates that by estimating $1 per pound, they have brought home well over $300 worth of groceries in less than two months. And she ought to know. “I’m good at math,” she reminded us.